BRISBANE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has named Alan Callaghan president and managing director of Harris Defence Australia, a new operation that combines the company’s defence related operations in the region.
In this new role, Callaghan is responsible for the company’s defence related business development, marketing, operations, shared services and government relations in Australia. He also will help increase Harris’ infrastructure and partnerships in the region and support efforts to expand its market presence, particularly in the area of advanced communications networks – including tactical radio systems, satellite systems, geospatial solutions, ISR and electronic warfare.
Callaghan previously served as vice president of international sales and managing director of Asia Pacific operations for the Harris Communication Systems business. He joined Harris in 2003 and has since held various international leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He is a retired wing commander with the Royal Australian Air Force and earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Canberra and a master’s degree in Communication Systems Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.
“Alan’s expertise, track record of success and wealth of international leadership experience will help Harris expand its position in this important growth market,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Aligning our resources and efforts will enable us to provide an even higher degree of local support for existing customers and to develop new market specific solutions.”
Harris Defence Australia is headquartered in Brisbane and also has primary offices in Canberra, Perth and Melbourne, Australia. Harris has served government and commercial customers throughout Australia for more than 25 years. The company has about 150 employees at six locations and provides products, systems and services in tactical and managed satellite communications and systems integration.
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Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.